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Statement by Mr. Guy Ryder at the 93rd meeting of the Development Committee held on April 16, 2016 (English)

This is a statement by Mr. Guy Ryder, Director-General, International Labor Organization at the ninety-third meeting of the Development Committee held on April 16, 2016. ... See More +

Board Report 104900 APR 16, 2016

Disclosed

Organizing knowledge to compete : impacts of capacity building programs on firm organization (English)

A growing literature aiming at explaining differences across firms in productivity and access to global export markets has focused on the internal organization of firms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7640 APR 14, 2016

Vargas Da Cruz,Marcio Jose; Bussolo,Maurizio; Iacovone,Leonardo Disclosed

Can wage subsidies boost employment in the wake of an economic crisis? (English)

The rise in unemployment during an economic crisis poses a significant concern to policy makers. Moreover, layoffs could slow down the economic recovery, since re-hiring and training workers may be costly for firms. ... See More +

Brief 104562 APR 01, 2016

Bruhn,Miriam Disclosed

Bangladesh - Current status (English)

Bangladesh has the largest apparel export industry of the four South Asian sample countries (22.8 billion dollars), and the largest market share of global apparel exports. ... See More +

Brief 104608 MAR 23, 2016

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When do gender wage differences emerge ? a study of Azerbaijan's labor market (English)

Building on recent analyses that find a sizeable overall gender wage gap in Azerbaijan's workforce, this paper uses data on young workers in their early years in the labor market to understand how gender wage gaps evolve over time, if at all. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7613 MAR 21, 2016

Pastore,Francesco; Sattar,Sarosh; Sinha,Nistha; Tiongson,Erwin H. R. Disclosed

Can wage subsidies boost employment in the wake of an economic crisis ? evidence from Mexico (English)

The rise in unemployment during an economic crisis poses a significant concern to policy makers. This paper measures the effect of a program in Mexico that granted firms in certain industries wage subsidies if they decided to keep their workers instead of letting them go during the recent economic crisis. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7607 MAR 17, 2016

Bruhn,Miriam Disclosed

Access to finance and job growth : firm-level evidence across developing countries (English)

This paper investigates the effect of access to finance on job growth in 50,000 firms across 70 developing countries. Using the introduction of credit bureaus as an exogenous shock to the supply of credit, the paper finds that increased access to finance results in higher employment growth, especially among micro, small, and medium enterprises. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7604 MAR 16, 2016

Ayyagari,Meghana; Juarros,Pedro Francisco; Martinez Peria,Maria Soledad; Singh,Sandeep Disclosed

Unemployment and mortality : evidence from the great recession (English)

Did unemployment in the Great Recession hurt people's health? The broad answer is no: job losses have statistically insignificant impacts on mortality. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7603 MAR 16, 2016

Nguyen,Ha Minh; Nguyen,Huong Disclosed

Effect of lengthening the school day on mother's labor supply (English)

This article examines how a policy oriented toward a specific group within the population can have collateral effects on the economic decisions of other groups. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7599 MAR 14, 2016

Contreras,Dante; Sepulveda,Paulina Disclosed

The week (English)

Is a five-day workweek followed by a two-day weekend a socially optimal schedule? This paper presents a model in which labor productivity and the marginal utility of leisure evolve endogenously over the workweek. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7598 MAR 14, 2016

Eden,Maya Disclosed

Globalization of labor markets and the growth prospects of nations (English)

The many and varied crises in the world economy since 2007 seem to have different origins and diverse manifestations. This paper contends that there is however a structural shift beneath the global economy that is now reaching a critical mass, and that accounts for many of these crises, despite the diversity of manifestations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7590 MAR 02, 2016

Basu,Kaushik Disclosed

Does paternity leave matter for female employment in developing economies ? evidence from firm data (English)

For a sample of 53 developing countries, the results show that women's employment among private firms is significantly higher in countries that mandate paternity leave versus those that do not. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7588 MAR 01, 2016

Amin,Mohammad; Islam,Asif Mohammed; Sakhonchik,Alena Disclosed

Vietnam's labor market institutions, regulations, and interventions : helping people grasp work opportunities in a risky world (English)

Over the past 30 years, Vietnam has experienced significant shifts of employment away from agriculture toward manufacturing and services, away from household enterprises toward registered and regulated businesses, and away from state-owned enterprises toward private firms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7587 MAR 01, 2016

Schmillen,Achim Daniel; Packard,Truman G. Disclosed

The labor impact of Lao export growth (English)

As countries become increasingly integrated into the global economy, increased trade links with other countries translate into increased access to better or cheaper imports and increased demand for exports. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS9112 FEB 29, 2016

Hoppe,Mombert Disclosed

Rwanda - Economic update : Rwanda at work (Vol. 2) : Fact sheet (English)

Rwanda’s growth rates during the past few years exceeded the growth rates of developing countries, except for in 2013 when Rwanda’s growth decelerated to 4.7 percent. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 103618 FEB 26, 2016

Ishihara,Yoichiro; Bundervoet,Tom; Sanghi,Apurva; Nishiuchi,Toru Disclosed

Rwanda - Economic update : Rwanda at work (English)

Rwanda’s growth rates during the past few years exceeded the growth rates of developing countries, except for in 2013 when Rwanda’s growth decelerated to 4.7 percent. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 103618 FEB 25, 2016

Ishihara,Yoichiro; Bundervoet,Tom; Sanghi,Apurva; Nishiuchi,Toru Disclosed

Sifting through the Data : labor markets in Haiti through a turbulent decade (2001-2012) (English)

In Latin America, labor markets have been the main channel through which growth has reduced poverty, with higher labor income accounting for 49 percent of the reduction in poverty in 2008–13. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7562 FEB 09, 2016

Scot,Thiago; Rodella,Aude-Sophie Disclosed

The demand for, and impact of, youth internships : evidence from a randomized experiment in Yemen (English)

This paper evaluates a youth internship program in Yemen. The authors examine the demand for the program, and find an oversupply of graduates in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, and a relative undersupply of graduates in marketing and business. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS8999 FEB 05, 2016

Mckenzie,David J. Disclosed

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Statement by Mr. Guy Ryder at the 93rd meeting of the Development Committee held on April 16, 2016 (English)
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APR 16, 2016 104900 Board Report
Organizing knowledge to compete : impacts of capacity building programs on firm organization (English)
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APR 14, 2016 WPS7640 Policy Research Working Paper
Committee on Governance and Executive Directors Administrative Matters (COGAM) and Human Resources Committee : minutes of the joint meeting held on Monday, April 4, 2016 (English)
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APR 04, 2016 104614 Minutes
Can wage subsidies boost employment in the wake of an economic crisis? (English)
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APR 01, 2016 104562 Brief
Bangladesh - Current status (English)
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MAR 23, 2016 104608 Brief
When do gender wage differences emerge ? a study of Azerbaijan's labor market (English)
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MAR 21, 2016 WPS7613 Policy Research Working Paper
Can wage subsidies boost employment in the wake of an economic crisis ? evidence from Mexico (English)
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MAR 17, 2016 WPS7607 Policy Research Working Paper
Access to finance and job growth : firm-level evidence across developing countries (English)
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MAR 16, 2016 WPS7604 Policy Research Working Paper
Unemployment and mortality : evidence from the great recession (English)
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MAR 16, 2016 WPS7603 Policy Research Working Paper
Effect of lengthening the school day on mother's labor supply (English)
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MAR 14, 2016 WPS7599 Policy Research Working Paper
The week (English)
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MAR 14, 2016 WPS7598 Policy Research Working Paper
Globalization of labor markets and the growth prospects of nations (English)
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MAR 02, 2016 WPS7590 Policy Research Working Paper
Does paternity leave matter for female employment in developing economies ? evidence from firm data (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 WPS7588 Policy Research Working Paper
Vietnam's labor market institutions, regulations, and interventions : helping people grasp work opportunities in a risky world (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 WPS7587 Policy Research Working Paper
The labor impact of Lao export growth (English)
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FEB 29, 2016 AUS9112 Working Paper
Rwanda - Economic update : Rwanda at work (Vol. 2) : Fact sheet (English)
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FEB 26, 2016 103618 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Rwanda - Economic update : Rwanda at work (English)
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FEB 25, 2016 103618 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Sifting through the Data : labor markets in Haiti through a turbulent decade (2001-2012) (English)
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FEB 09, 2016 WPS7562 Policy Research Working Paper
Serbia - Program on Modernization and Optimization of Public Administration Project : environmental and social systems assessment : Serbia - Program on modernization and optimization of public administration : program for results – environmental and social systems assessment (English)
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FEB 05, 2016 100374 Environmental Assessment
The demand for, and impact of, youth internships : evidence from a randomized experiment in Yemen (English)
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FEB 05, 2016 AUS8999 Working Paper